The third riverrun album had a somewhat unusual genesis. At the end of 2011 I decided to run a subscription club. The aim was to create, and send to subscribers one new track for each month in 2012. The results would then pressed on to a limited edition CD, and delivered in early 2013..
Though I'm very proud of several of the pieces on this record, it is my least favourite riverrun album by some distance. This is one of the reasons - along with the supposed exclusiveness of the subscription club offer - I have been hesitant to re-release it. Also, the album's lengthy gestation - one track per month over the course of a year - made it hard to create a coherent, distinctive piece of work. This has always felt more of a collection of tracks, as opposed to an album with its own identity. I think there's a good mini-album hiding somewhere in this very long record; the release of a slimmed down, more concise version may well be on the cards in the future.
That said, this record does have some lovely moments. The relatively stripped-down "Scheiding",is a simple reprocessing of a track by my friend and collaborator Bing Satellites, with some additions by me. And there's also"Maallinen Kuu", actually a heavily processed remix of the Daniel Land & The Modern Painters song "Starfish Fucking", which is perhaps one of all time favourite riverrun tracks.
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